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Italy, Netherlands, Belgium ban travel to UK over fears of new Covid strain in country

20/12/2020 10:49 PM | Click to read full article

The U.K. plunged into Christmas chaos with police deployed to stop people boarding packed trains, holidays abroad scrapped and Europe banning travel with the country after London went into an emergency lockdown. There were scenes of panic at train stations, with people defying social-distancing rules to get out of the capital before the new rules took effect on Sunday.

France and Germany are considering joining Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium in banning air and train links with the U.K.